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Anath (Deity)
Anath
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Anath (Deity)
ANATH (DEITY) [Heb ʿănāt (עֲנָת)]. An ANE goddess.A. Anath According to Nonbiblical SourcesAnath apparently was worshiped by the Amorites already in the 3rd millennium b.c. Her cult is attested in records from the Amorite kingdom at Mari during the reign of Zimri-lim (ca. 1780–1758 b.c.). The goddess
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anath
Anath. 1. Parent of Shamgar, one of the judges of Israel (Jgs 3:31; 5:6). Since the name Anath is feminine, it is likely that Anath was Shamgar’s mother.2. Canaanite goddess of fertility.See Canaanite Deities and Religion.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anath
ANATH1. Parent of Shamgar, one of the judges of Israel (Jgs 3:31; 5:6). Since the name Anath is feminine, it is likely that Anath was Shamgar’s mother.2. Canaanite goddess of fertility. See Canaanite Deities and Religion.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anath
ANATH1. Name of Canaanite goddess. See Gods, False: Anath.2. The town of Anata (Anathoth, the home of Jeremiah), three miles NNE of Jerusalem, bears the name of the goddess Anath, as do other place names, such as Beth-anoth (temple of Anath) in Judah (Josh 15:59) and Beth-anath in Naphtali (Josh 19:38;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Anath (Deity)
ANATH [āˊnăth] (Ugar. ˓nt) (DEITY). A West Semitic deity who in Ugaritic literature was goddess of war and love and was sister and consort of Baal. In Israel she may have been worshipped at Beth-anath and Anathoth.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Anath
A´NATH (aʹnath; an “answer,” i.e., to prayer).1. The father of Shamgar, the third of the judges of Israel after the death of Joshua (Judg. 3:31; 5:6). Perhaps 1250 b.c.2. ‘Anat (Anath, ā˒năt), a N Semitic goddess, now well known from the religious epic literature discovered as Ras Shamra (ancient
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANATH
ANATH<a’-nath> ( עֲנָת‎ [̀anath]): Father of Shamgar (Judges 3:31; 5:6). This name is connected with the Phoenician and Canaanite goddess `Anat, which was also worshipped in Egypt. She is mentioned in monuments of the 18th Dynasty, coupled with the war-goddess Astart (Moore, Judges, 105-896; DB;
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Anath
ANATH (Āʹ năth) Personal name meaning “answer,” or it was the name of a Canaanite god. Father of Shamgar, a judge of Israel (Judg. 3:31).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Anath
Anath ay′nath, ah′nath (עֲנָתH6742, meaning unknown). (1) Father of Shamgar; the latter was one of the judges in Israel (Jdg. 3:31; 5:6). It has been suggested that the phrase ben-ʿănāt (“son of Anath”) is really a military title (P. C. Craigie in JBL 91 [1972]: 239–40). Others emend to bēt-ʿănāt
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Anath
ANATH, ā’nath (עֲנָת‛ănāth): Father of Shamgar (Jgs 3:31; 5:6). This name is connected with the Phoen and Can goddess ‘Anât, which was also worshipped in Egypt. She is mentioned in monuments of the 18th Dynasty, coupled with the war goddess Astart (Moore, Judges, 105–896; DB; EB).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANATH
ANATH ay´nath [עֲנָתʿanath]. 1. Anath (Ugaritic ʿnt) is a warrior goddess in Canaanite religion, the consort of the storm god Baal, with whom she twice joins to fight against, first, a dragonlike deity of the sea and, second, the Canaanite god of sterility and death. Anat was also a well-known warrior